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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Gareth Williams 

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Transcript: Transcript for 11/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Items
No. Item

1.

Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

-Apologies were received from Dawn Bowden AM. Apologies were also received from Suzy Davies AM, David Melding AM substituted.

2.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1

Elin Jones AM, Llywydd and Member in Charge of the Bill;

Anna Daniel, Assembly Commission;

Matthew Richards, Assembly Commission

 

Senedd and Election (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

 

CLA(5)-09-19 – Briefing

CLA(5)-09-19 – Legal Briefing

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Elin Jones AM, Llywydd and Member in Charge of the Bill. The Llywydd agreed to provide the Committee with all relevant correspondence with Welsh Government Ministers on the subject of the Bill.

3.

Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 1 – Statutory Instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

3.1

SL(5)353 - The Local Government (Assistants for Political Groups) (Remuneration) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2019

3.2

SL(5)334 - The Local Authority Adoption Services (Wales) Regulations 2019

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instruments and was content.

4.

Instruments previously considered for sifting and now subject to scrutiny under Standing Orders 21.2 and 21.3

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 2 – Clear reports except for single merits point under Standing Order 21.3 (has been subject to sifting)

Supporting documents:

4.1

SL(5)363 - The Air Quality Standards (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

4.2

SL(5)377 - The Food Standards and Labelling (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instruments and was content.

5.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

5.1

SL(5)333 - The Adoption Support Services (Wales) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 3 – Report

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 4 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 5 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument along with the Government response and will report to the Assembly in line with the technical points identified.

5.2

SL(5)342 - The Carbon Capture Readiness (Electricity Generating Stations) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 6 – Report

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 7 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 8 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly in line with the merits points identified.

5.3

SL(5)336 - The Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 9 – Report

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 10 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 11 - Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly in line with the merits points identified and also to highlight issues as a result of the UK exiting the EU.

5.4

SL(5)337 - The Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 12 – Report

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 13 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 14 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument along with the Government response and will report to the Assembly in line with the merits points identified and also to highlight issues as a result of the UK exiting the EU.

 

5.5

SL(5)338 - The Regulated Adoption Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 15 – Report

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 16 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 17 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly in line with technical and merits points identified.

6.

Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 but have implications as a result of the UK exiting the EU

6.1

SL(5)356 - The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 18 – Report

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly to highlight issues as a result of the UK exiting the EU.

7.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.7

7.1

SL(5)349 - Code of Practice – The Local Authority Adoption Services (Wales) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 19 - Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Code of Practice and will report to the Assembly in accordance with Standing Order 21.7.

7.2

SL(5)350 - Code of Practice – The Local Authority Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2018

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 20 - Report

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Code of Practice and will report to the Assembly in accordance with Standing Order 21.7.

 

7.3

SL(5)352 - Statutory Guidance for the Commissioning of VAWDASV Services in Wales

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 21 - Report

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Statutory Guidance and will report to the Assembly in accordance with Standing Order 21.7.

 

8.

Written statements under Standing Order 30C

8.1

WS-30C(5)118 - The Food (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 22 – Statement

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 23 - Commentary

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary.

8.2

WS-30C(5)123 - The Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products and Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 24 – Statement

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 25 - Commentary

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary. The Committee agreed to write to the Welsh Government to seek further clarification.

8.3

WS-30C(5)124 - The Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 26 – Statement

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 27 - Commentary

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary.

9.

Papers to Note

9.1

Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language regarding the Conformity Assessment (Mutual Recognition Agreements) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 28 - Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, 1 March 2019

 

 The Conformity Assessment (Mutual Recognition Agreements) Regulations 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language.

9.2

Letter from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister regarding The Challenges to Validity of EU Instruments (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 29 - Letter from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister, 5 March 2019

 

The Challenges to Validity of EU Instruments (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister.

9.3

Letter from the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee to the First Minister re: Scrutiny of Legislative Consent Memorandums

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 30 -Letter from the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, 28 February 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs to the First Minister.

9.4

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill - Correspondence

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 31 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, 28 February 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 32 – Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 33 – Letter from Stephen Hammond MP, Minister for State for Health, to the Minister for Health and Social Services, 27 February 2019

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 34 – Government Amendment

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 35 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services, to Stephen Hammond MP Minister of State for Health,  28 February 2019

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence in relation to the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill.

10.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Minutes:

The motion was agreed.

11.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received.

12.

Legislation (Wales) Bill: Draft Report

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 36 – Draft Report

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 36 - Annex

Minutes:

The Committee considered its draft report and agreed to consider a revised version at the following week’s meeting.

13.

Forward Work Programme

CLA(5)-09-19 – Paper 37 -Forward Work Programme

Minutes:

The Committee discussed its forward work programme.

14.

Discussion on Statutory Instruments requiring Consent: Brexit

Minutes:

The Committee discussed its approach to Statutory Instruments requiring Consent in relation to Brexit.

 

 

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